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Sept 3/4, 2022 - Sunday Bulletin

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week in the Church

  • 7:30am Mass resumes on September 6th. 9am Mass continues as usual

The Rosary will be prayed every day at 6pm in front of the Grotto for World Peace especially for Ukraine and Russia until the end of the summer. You are cordially invited to join in.


Important Updates

  • The 1st Knights’ Pancake Breakfast of the season will be on September 11th after the 8 & 9:30am Masses – come by for excellent food!!

  • PREP starts on Wednesday, September 21st – 6-7pm weekly – more details under the “Religious Education” heading

  • Regular Office hours resume on September 6th

  • A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land including Cairo, Sinai, Bethlehem, Nazareth and Petra will happen between November 7th & November 20th Information is available from Brian Andrade (778-999-4599)

Red Cross Volunteering

Volunteer now with the Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) – Client Services Volunteers in the Health Equipment Loan Program volunteer in-person at the North Vancouver depot.

About the Role: Volunteers provide administrative support like answering the phone, scheduling client appointments, coordinating health equipment loans and returns and making minor adjustments to equipment.

Individual Time Commitment: 4 hours once per week for a minimum of 6 months. The North Vancouver depot shifts are Monday to Friday.

Training: A mixture of online & in-person training, no experience necessary!

Apply online at: or inquire by email at

Helping Refugees

The Parish is in the process of welcoming a family of 5 to North Vancouver. If you would like to help, please join the Refugee Committee by contacting the Parish Office

Parking Lot Paving/Drainage Repair Update

With gratitude, we have raised $154,554 of the estimated $190,000 needed to complete these projects. Work will begin on the parking lot the first week of July.



Choosing the Kingdom of God

In chapter 14 of Luke's Gospel, Jesus is speaking to people gathered at the table about the difficulties of following him. This group of people is suspicious about Jesus, looking to catch him doing something wrong. Jesus speaks to them in parables, emphasizing that although there is a right way to be a disciple and enter into the kingdom of his Father, it is a difficult path to follow. Many, even some of the guests at the table, reject the invitation. So, Jesus turns to the crowds and speaks to them of discipleship. Jesus explains that, when it comes to making a choice for the Kingdom of God, nothing can get in the way. When Jesus describes “hating” one's father and mother, he is not talking about feelings. Rather, he is emphasizing very strongly that choosing to be a disciple means that everything else—family, money, your own life—must come second. In Matthew's version of this story (Matthew 10:37), Jesus refers not to “hating” father or mother, but to loving them more than Jesus. Jesus makes it very clear that being a disciple is not easy. It means to bear one's own cross. These difficult sayings of Jesus are followed by two brief parables (a person constructing a tower and a king marching into battle) that make an obvious point—don't start what you cannot finish. Discipleship is difficult and is something we can commit to only if we are prepared to put the Kingdom of God before everything else.

~ Loyola Press


Mass Intentions

Sunday, September 4

  • Repose Raffaele Cusano by wife Rosa

  • Spec. Intention Marta Brisco

  • Repose John Martin by sister Imelda

  • Repose Joseph Beyrouti by family

  • Repose Dolly Lin by Nancy Ty

Monday, September 5

  • Spec. Intention Father Steny & Father Cannio by Jane

Tuesday, September 6

  • Spec. Intention St. Edmund Parishioners

  • Repose Rita Brady by Sue Farrell

Wednesday, September 7

  • Repose Pauline McCaffery by Linda Sibau

  • Repose Rev. John Barry by Louzado family

Thursday, September 8

  • Repose Mindy Derro by Jasmin Pinto

Friday, September 9

  • Spec. Intention Eric Zivarts by Rosa Zivarts

  • Repose David Campbell by Liz Wong

Saturday, September 10

  • Repose Lydia Ticzon & Carmina Unson by Elisa & John Bueno

If you need a Mass Intention, please contact the Parish Office





Great prizes to be won!


September 17, 2022 Early Bird Draw $500 Cash

October 22, 2022 - Main Draw


To pay for the new parking lot and school playground


Tickets are $20 each

They will be sold after all masses next week

Cash, VISA and Mastercard will be accepted

Chances of winning are 1 in 1,000

Parish Groups

ST. Edmund's Christian Meditation Group

Re-starting "In Person" Meditation Sessions

Date: All Mondays at 7:00 PM

Participation in person:

please contact Luis Zunino - or at 604-987-8304

Option to participate via ZOOM:

For an introductory conversation, please contact Luis Zunino - or at 604-987-8304 – Afterwards, A ZOOM link will be provided



Catholic Women’s League meetings are now in person on the 2nd Thursday of each month @ 7pm – no meetings during the summer

The Knights of Columbus general meetings are in person on the 1st Tuesday each month @7pm/executive meetings are also in person on the last Tuesday of the month @7pm – no meetings during the summer


St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School

First Day of School - Tuesday, September 6th, 2022

Welcome Packages will be mailed to home addresses of returning and new students at the end of August. The school's yearly calendar is posted on the school's website. Please ensure the office is informed of any address changes during the summer. Emails may be sent to

Please Note: Administration Office will be staffed starting Monday, August 22nd, 2022. Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm


Religious Education


Every Wednesday, September 21st – 6-7pm

PREP Classes for 2022-23

We are happy to announce that starting September 21st, our PREP in-person classes will commence, every Wednesday evening from 6:00pm to 7:00pm in the school and gym. The goal of PREP is to assist parents in the religious education of children attending public school (K to 7) to prepare them to receive the Sacraments (Reconciliation and the Eucharist in grade 2, and Confirmation in grade 7).To register, please email, or contact the Parish office.

PREP Teachers/Volunteers Needed:

The PREP Program is made possible by the dedicated parents and parishioners who volunteer their time, talents and love for both their faith and children. If you would like to volunteer, we would be very grateful for your generosity. No experience is necessary. Please contact the Parish office or Father Steny.

Children's Choir Training

Every Saturday at 10 AM

Altar Servers’ Training

Every Saturday 11 - 11:30am


Archdiocese Events

Ukrainian Families in Need

We are looking for temporary accommodation for a Ukrainian family of 3, mother, daughter (17 years and speaks English) and son (7). If you can help, please contact Gloria Lowe at

We are also looking for a long-term rent accommodation for a Ukrainian family of 4 (mother, father, and 2 kids, 10yrs and 12 years). They have just arrived in Canada and are looking for a place to rent. The father has already got a job, the mother has a work permit, and the kids also have their study permits. If you can help, please contact Chris Charles at

Moms & Tots Group

Spiritual Pilgrimage with Fr. Anthony Ho


  • Praise God at the new Shrine of the Infant Jesus of Cebu in Agassiz BC

  • Participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at Westminster Abbey.

  • Witness the Installation of Fr. Alban Riley, OSB as new Abbot.

  • Request prayer intentions from the Poor Sisters of St. Clare.

ITINERARY - Wednesday, September 14, 2022

8:45 am Pick up pilgrims beside Oakridge Centre on Cambie Street

in Vancouver, BC

10:45 am Arrive at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 7237

Morrow Road in Agassiz, BC


11:45 am Drive to Mission, BC for lunch in a restaurant or park, BYOL

1:00 pm Arrive at Westminster Abbey, 34224 Dewdney Trunk Road.

2:00 pm Mass and Installation of Fr. Alban Riley, OSB at the church.

4:00 pm Drive to Convent of St. Clare, 8589 Draper Street in Mission.

4:30 pm Leave for Vancouver

6:45 pm Drop off at Oakridge Centre.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 5:00 PM on Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Cost per person: $75.00 Cash or Interac Transfer to

Price includes 5% GST, return bus service, driver’s tips/meals, fuel surcharges.

Price does not include travel insurance, lunch, and personal items.

We encourage everyone to get a travel insurance.

Mask mandatory in the bus.

Register with full payment and submit signed Waiver of Liability.

Contact: Teresita Nixon, tel. # 604-940-6711 or 604-329-8710



Register early. Limited Seating.

Names of pilgrims will be submitted to Westminster Abbey on Thursday, September 1, 2022, for attendance at the Mass and Installation of the new Abbot.

AQUINAS INSTITUTE™ - "Live holy experiences in the world”


Pope Francis has decided the next world Synod of Bishops at the Vatican, which will take place in October 2022, will have the theme: "For a synodal church: Communion, participation and mission." With that in mind, there will be information cards available at the Church entrance with Topics of Conversation suggested on the reverse side and encouraging us to check for updates on the Archdiocese site

Project Advance 2022

The Project Advance Webpage is live, please visit

A Letter from the Archbishop

Special Gifts

Altar Candles & Sanctuary Lamp

Remember a loved one with a special gift

Financial Updates

Parking Lot Paving/Drainage Repair Update

Remember St Edmund's in your Will

Prayer Requests and Advertisements

Our Parish Community is asked to pray for the Special Intention of

St. Edmund Parishioners

Our Parish Community is asked to pray for the Repose of the Soul of

Rev. John Barry

Our Parish Community is asked to pray for the Special Intention of

Father Steny &

Father Cannio


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